Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Ok, so this author got lonely and since the Covid news, starting in January of this year, 2020, thoughts of visiting bars entered my mind, as well as hardware and grocery stores; the usual places I find wandering fellows looking for a conversation about the guac or the best type of hinge for a wood door, or which piece of fish looks less toxic.
But, instead, I sat at home, called all my girlfriends and family to discuss our lives under quarantine. After that I read a bit, wrote a bit, worked on some legal research and then sat in front of my computer, and pushed the Silver Singles "Join" tab. Pushing 70 I entered the online companion world looking for a diversion from what I just wrote about my daily activities.
Every day or night, when I visited the site, I found lots of guys that either smiled back at me through an email, sending " I like your profile" message, which I could return a reply. It was fun window shopping and then from a list of 20 men sent everyday, which they send randomly without regard to my profile, I saw one fellow, who didn't look at the camera, but down at a machine he was holding. Of course, my curiosity was peaked and I sent him a smile. After one month of emails, texts, torrid love letters (including Song of Solomon)and tolerance (he's an engineer-forgive the pun) of being 1000 miles apart, we delved into our personal lives and learned more about each other; more than a couple knows being married 20 plus years, we said.
The phone sex and sexting became artistic and we spoke of writing a sex manual in a Pandemic. Still might. Point being, we made up our minds that nothing short of braving a virus would keep us apart; not even our kids, who thought we were off center. The grandkids thought it was cool and asked how they could get a date online, as most of their attempts were disappointing as the guys just wanted benefits, not intellectual stimulation.
Oh, yes, I forgot to mention, my guy had brains pouring out of his pores, but I was more interested in the sexting! Shame!
As a role model for those younger than I, setting up a meeting with "George" was to be Covid responsible. Both to wear masks. No kissing. Social distancing. For two weeks, prior to any physical contact. We were nervous enough just flying to meet each other. The first visual was tense. We really didn't know what or how to react to our actual physical presences. We stayed strong and cautious for about 18 hours. :)) Both of us smoked when it was over (kidding). But, we did discuss the dilemma of online dating and fear of dying because we had PANDEMIC SEX!!
Both researchers we spent some time wandering through online sex documents on whether we were careless or just to old to care. We knew we would never have sex with others after our bonding, but we still were curious enough to wonder if we needed to quarantine ourselves for two weeks.
Several sites caught our attention:
The first site warned that though there have not been a lot of corona sex studies it stated that the virus is contracted via respiratory droplets, which, of course, are abundant, if you are good at it, during kissing and hugging and etc. They suggest "no kissing", wear a mask for the kissing part. And, although, there is no genital fluids transmission (UCLA study) not much research done in this area. So, you are on your own to reason it out.
They don't recommend a "sex buddy" during the pandemic, but recommend that you get "Handsy" and please yourself. And don't forget to rinse off your sex toys!!!!
It is preferable to continue use of texting and sexting unless you feel healthy, been tested(my suggestion) and have no virus symptoms.
So far there is no evidence that sperm or vaginal fluids carry the virus. If tense, "handsies" saves the day, as it is an exercise, which is great for immune system, plus great diet. Go to Dr. William Li's 10 foods for Covid Care, i.e. pomegranate juice, and blueberries.
This semen stuff has me a bit concerned as Dr. Amesh Adalja (Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases) informs that 27 infectious diseases can be carried by sperm, including Ebola, Zika, Epstein Barr, chicken pox. However, the immune system sees these viruses as foreign bodies and attacks them before they leave body. But, the flu virus has been found in testicles. What?
Yikes! Obviously, more research needs to be done.
Handsy sex, anyone?
Nah, handsy sex is frowned upon in the Bible - it is a sin to spill one's seed on the ground.
It is also an affront to the Holy Spirit. We were meant to please each other- Covid-19 be damned. So staying within the bounds of scripture, and NOT spilling one's seed on the ground the logical deduction is that Bill Clinton was dead on. (this is George speaking)
Kate says " I wonder if you plant it, will it grow into Basil or Sesame Seeds."